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freedom of speech a little of the freedom to watch. caught in the crossfire kurds living in the northern syria face a deadly onslaught from all context remiss ready to wipe them off the face of the earth to make way for a breakaway islamic state. obama cues is russia of reverting to a cold war mentality while moscow declares old her still it is dead and buried we report on the latest chill in relations triggered by the snowden dispute. candidates for the post of moscow mayor take their skirmish to the media reunite as we report on the campaign promises of the main rivals.
this is r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital armory joshie welcome to the program now and other top commander of the free syrian army has been shot dead by al-qaeda linked militants it's the second killing of its kind in less than a month and clearly illustrates the depot still a day between the rival groups fighting against president assad's army and while the may hand continues radicals are seeking to set up an islamist state in the country's northeast they area has a large kurdish population which is finding itself on the receiving end of a deadly offensive policy are now reports. we've been speaking to eyewitnesses relatives and also kurdish journalists and from the sequence of events that we've been able to piece together back on the nineteenth of july you had an assault by islamist extremists at that stage they placed a bomb in a local kurdish school they also rounded up and abducted a number of civilians the very next day and number of kurdish houses in various
kurdish enclaves were blown up there was also an entire kurdish village that was destroyed and some five hundred people were kidnapped that violence continued into early august when you had the reported killing of at least some seventy kurds and the abduction of another three hundred and fifty now of this week we saw a massacre in which some four hundred and fifty kurds were killed from the figures we've been receiving one hundred twenty of them were children some three hundred and thirty of them were woman that massacre happening. on the turkish border not neither damascus nor the opposition has actually confirmed that massacre but we have been speaking to eyewitnesses and this is what they told us back and we say we've heard that they came into villages and started to blame the locals have been faithless it was during ramadan they opened fire on villagers people came onto the streets men women and children they fired at everyone who came in the way they
captured many young men and began to cut them with knives we told them that we were muslims too but they said that they would continue to kill us they also said that our grant to them all or money or property or women then they began to murder everyone around my nephew was killed. when civilians escaped their shot militias raided their house and blew up some of them and robbed others the conditions are very bad people are in fear and terrorized the all nusra fighters are out of control they're raiding the streets there's no media coverage and anyone who tries to reach out is being kidnapped by the militants and one of the problems we face is that some reports are difficult to verify as you heard there from kurds we've been speaking to they say that if they come forward and they report on any abductions kidnappings or killings they themselves run the risk of being alerted so what you have is there's a need to have the length of time that is being carried out by the islamist
fighters this is resulting in the sprayed of this information you have the scarcity of sources this too is leading to discrepancies in the reports that are making it into the international media and then of course you have videos that are being posted online that are sometimes difficult to independently verify there was one video that was posted that purported to show the killing of kurds it said that they were burned to death later this turned out to be foals now we could some solves say that the attacks are being carried out by islamised fighters that are linked to al qaida you have as one of these groups the. well mr front and this is an organization that is paged to establish an islamic state in northern syria this is precisely the area where these codes are living so this is why all those for some time you've had the kurds on the periphery of the conflict increasingly we've seen them in the line of fire now turkey has found itself trying to balance two
seemingly contradictory worlds backing the syrian rebels while the same time trying to manage its historically hostile relations with the kurds on r.t. dot com our website journalist and filmmaker patrick canning soon put his dilemma under scrutiny his articles available online right now. i. think. it was the cold war truly dead and buried it seems that something moscow and washington can't quite agree on russia says recent tensions are just a temporary glitch but senior u.s. figures including president obama are calling for relations to be paused and reassess and at the center of the ongoing diplomatic storm is american
whistleblower edward snowden as are just going to you can there are reports. remember the meeting between russian and u.s. officials at the state department comes days after president obama canceled the bilateral summit with the russian president in september more and more often we hear about a new cold war between moscow and washington so everyone was listening very closely to what officials on both sides were saying and we heard two different messages coming from president obama and for minister lavrov remember very well what you saw when we were saying goodbye he said well i believe that we can make a difference in the russian they're going to. let's. get as adults and that's what we're trying to do because if. small incidents. become an impediment to every single. i think it would be that would be very good six through this president obama in the
meantime did the opposite he has basically hyped up the cold war talk when president putin who was prime minister aware that it was president came back into power i think we saw more rhetoric on the russian side that was anti-american that . played into some of the old stereotypes about the cold war contest between the united states and russia and i've encouraged mr putin to. think forward as opposed to back on those issues with mixed success president obama also said in light of all the disagreements with russia mentioning syria and snowden it's time to make appalls and to recalibrate the tone of the talks at the state department at least the opening part that we have seen so it was different there was an agreement on both sides that they should not lead disagreements on standards completely overshadow whatever progress the two countries can actually make one
area where the two countries can make a difference is the crisis in syria both state the objective the same objective that they want to political solution that they want to bring all sides of the syrian conflict together in geneva to try and map out such a political solution the syrian opposition says they are not going to sit down a one paper with those who have blood on their hands moscow says in order to stop the bloodshed all hands sneek to come to the negotiating table and foreign minister lavrov this friday he said that secretary kerry assured him that the opposition will be there at that negotiating table so there were some very serious issues on the agenda like syria like missile defense in europe where russia and the u.s. obviously don't see eye to eye but making progress on any of those topics becomes that much harder when the relations are defined by scandals and today we heard foreign minister lavrov trying very hard to ease the tension to move it away from the cold war talk but president obama's remarks seem to have exacerbated the
tension. it international relations experts here inside again told r.t. how she views the latest spat and she thinks the united states is letting anger cloud its judgment the u.s. administration simply cannot afford to exclude russia from important talks on very important issues. before snowden happens a couple months ago those issues were very much to do with syria and some foreign policy issues as well as some economic issues that the u.s. and russia have in common it just seems that this particular snowden affair has unleashed a level of anger in the u.s. government that has that is preventing them from actually doing what they do very well which is to manage foreign policy manage crises and use the press to do that i think it's actually. a very unique and rarely seen sign of weakness
at the same news conference where president obama mentioned the strains with moscow he promised to reform the much maligned n.s.a. surveillance program more transparency and supervision are on the cards he said but gave no indication that mass surveillance will be scaled back investigative reporter or dave wonder if told us the president's just trying to calm public anger . first of all it is for press conferences totally for u.s. consumption and secondly. we have now seen five years of this where he says one thing and does another. you know each he is not going to cut back on the n.s.a. spying that's clear or. he he could just order it to cut back if you would he in the past had expressed great concern about the n.s.a. program and yet he's expanded on his watch for five years so i don't see it being cut back east been going after whistleblowers in the most fierce way that anyone
can recall and he uses it for that so what they're trying to do is tamp down a growing concern about all the spying among americans that polls keep rising with the number of people who are saying that there is too much spying that the war on terror has overstepped on civil liberties how the surveillance culture developing in washington and the avoidance of awkward questions there is just some of the issues in today's breaking the set and we'll have a full show for you at fifteen thirty g.m.t. but here's a taster. there of rampant surveillance government secrecy and whistleblower crackdowns more and more questions have arisen over the actions and intentions of the u.s. government regardless of how doubtful we may be at its justifications worktop to just accept the explanations that are given and if we don't if we acknowledge the gaping holes of hell that just makes us conspiracy there is the project of term
that for years has been cast on those who have been bold enough to ask questions so how did we get to a place where truth seekers are now conspiracy theorists. such as were about to do their job or seen anything like that. and how. now ahead of the race to become moscow's new mayor is in full throttle with the main adversaries now officially exchanging political blows in the media battle field and with less than a month left before polling day campaigning has already seen its share of scandals are his and he's an hour takes a closer look at the frontrunners and they're off the last leg of the campaign has officially begun in the first election for moscow's mayor in ten years there are six candidates over seven million registered voters and a lot of promises being made it's not easy to please
a city of an estimated fourteen million people there are major problems huge projects and the seemingly never ending fight against corruption incumbents are good sabean and his team in office for two years are confident the city streets speak for themselves so. as have been completely changed the city is pro-war it is have been public space fighting traffic development of public transportation and to take medicine and education to new levels of development and his plan is to continue that work if he is elected but also running is anti corruption blogger an opposition leader alexei navarro to me recently wrapped up in a fraud scandal arrested and then released his campaign volunteers are promising a new moscow have you ever been to paris that's what we want boulevards green everywhere look here for two months they've been putting down tiles by paths our plans for traffic will be like the rest of the world not like some banyan. although
a staunch critic of the government in the vine is platform so far sounds a lot like some guidance it's a liberal program you know it's a program geared for the reach for the reach young and active you know so that they will be able to survive in the city so what about those who are old poor and need support that a state media is focused on sit down and opposition media with some help from the west and from mangold's is promotion of all of the so the core mission of the socialists are sidelined but i think they are going to this format shape you i mean you go you know a scientist. also an intelligent man a scientist a socialist kind of i think the program was more humane either way the vote is expected to draw tremendous turnout that's media coverage and possibly even controversy and he's now a r t moscow. well sports and politics become intertwined in
a wave of protests against russia's law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors while gay rights activists demand a boycott of the winter olympics in sochi russia says it's all a media smokescreen to attack its interests. as a fast food culture takes a bite out of quality meals we report from one farm where you can check on your cop blood while the animal is still alive. and wasted holidays british tourist uncontrollable drinking habits are causing headaches for u.k. embassies around the world that story is coming up and just a few minutes. wealthy british soil the sun. spot on to explain the fine.
markets why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to conjure reports . told him a language of what i will only react to situations i have read the reports so unlike the pollution i know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say to mr kerry a car is on the docket no god. no thank you no more weasel words when you need a direct question be prepared for a change when you're done you should be ready for a. pretty tough speech and
a little bit of the freedom to watch. welcome back this is r.t. now hundreds of gay rights activists have rallied in belgium and scotland for the latest in a wave of protests against a new russian law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors among the activists demands as soon move the winter olympics away from russia and the olympic committee stepped in seeing sport should be available to all regardless of politics or sexual orientation moscow responded by saying athletes and visitors won't be targeted by the law meanwhile british actor stephen fry as slammed the legislation comparing it to hitler's treatment of minorities british journalist neil clark believes the reason for the criticism lies beyond gay rights in nazi germany homosexuals who really were discriminated against they were putting to concentration camps and killed in large numbers and of course this is not happening
in russia today if it was i'd be the first person said we go to russia and together it's not happening what's happened in russia is we've got a new law which advance promotion of homosexuality to under eighteen's now i'm not saying i support that no i oppose all anti-gay laws wherever they're passed in the world but why stephen fry focusing on russia there are about eighty countries in the world where homosexuality is actually illegal one of them is a country called qatar where the world cup is going to be helping twenty twenty two you go to prison for five years if you're homosexuals it's political i think that's because i said there's eighty countries but eighty coach that will have worse records on gay rights than russia stephen fry isn't talking about that so i think it shows double standards here and it shows this could have russia phobia i think among the western elite that they look down at russia they patronize them and the idea that the russian people was homophobic they're racist it's nonsense it's not true. and we have plenty more stories online for you including barak from boarding a prominent bahraini activist is prevented from taking her flight home apparently
due to another order to an order from unama online we'll look at whether the gulf kingdom is tightening the screws ahead of planned mass protests. plus in our online invision section we have a spectacular photo galleries including this one of people in japan and abroad marking the sixty eighth anniversary of the hiroshima atomic bomb a fine many other world events captured there at r.t. dot com. right from the scene. first for you and i think that you're. on our reporter's twitter. instagram. the. well today it's not a problem to make a quick bite if you have
a lot on the your plight just warm your food in a microwave but for some that approach is simply not good enough they want to know exactly what deer tucking into artist peter all over a met one german farmer who has found a way to satisfy even the most picky of appetites. europeans want to know exactly where their food is coming from this year we've seen the scandal of me being passed off as beef and ready meals and the genetically modified crops giant monsanto decide that there isn't a market for them in you. all this is given one pig farmer an idea how to assure customers that his product is the best it can be and. it's simple to see the environment where that it will take an animal has grown up they get to see them in a field surrounded by grants not in some. by buying from burned is a little different from going to your local organic butcher customers pick their
pig from photos online and then through a web cam they can watch the animal grow when you get back and then several months later they receive their requested cut. the idea behind this belongs to a student from berlin a dentist bookman his philosophy was that people should look better quality products he wanted to increase awareness and make it known how much. with famous chefs politicians and styles of music and sport queuing up the bones products from the caucus and some with a whole big going for around four hundred fifty euros i transport and the policy on customers like to have transparency in the production process people want to know where their money comes from we're looking to fill that niche. these days more and more people are concerned where their food has come from but for some just because you like pork chops doesn't mean you want to come face to face with
the pig. that you wouldn't like it to become to tell you i'm sorry because it's a bit freaky it. tastes great but i'm not sure i would have liked to see it when it was a lie many though seem happy enough to watch the did it grow from a free range piglets to a juicy. couplet. you get to see where the biggest comes from have a grow up and live ultimately determines who is the product and i've got no problem . with your goods or group in a natural habitat with a target big stays in better days you know what you're getting in light of the recent scandal that is important you want to speak. most dinah's would say they don't want farm animals read in healthy conditions before they get to the but whether you want a closer relationship with what's to come your sausages or chops is really a matter of taste he told of a german. and
a quick look now at some of the world stories a clashes in northern ireland have left six police officers injured loyalist protesters attacked security forces with bricks and bottles as they waited for republican parade in belfast police use baton rounds and water cannon to disperse the rally in july riots shook the city for five days after a loyalists were banned from breaking through and nationalist area of the city. twenty six russian tourists have been injured in a bus accident in western thailand the vehicle with forty seven people on board veered off the road crashed into a hillside and overturned the driver has been taken into custody rushes emergencies ministry has sent a plane to back away the seven severely injured. and in northern japan at least five people have been killed after torrential rains caused massive flooding three of them died in month slides which crushed their houses
thousands have been evacuated from the water blog logged areas with a major search now underway for those missing. an ally aircraft this crashed in the u.s. state of connecticut killing up to six people the propeller driven plane piloted by a former microsoft executive struck two houses as a try to land and brady whether firefighters found both homes and golden flames when they arrived at the scene air accident investigators say three people were thought to have been onboard and the other victims on the ground. now having fun and relaxing is what holidays are all about but it seems some brits just don't know when they've had enough of a good saying british tourists are among the most of tori's drinkers around the world and of sara further explained they seem to think nothing can stop them. the same you pull the take a and you're finally off on your holidays and say the very
last thing you want to have happen is to get into trouble boarding at nineteen thousand people so consular assistance last year according to the latest figures by the foreign and commonwealth office into british behavior a broad there has been a rise in some countries of more serious crimes and that's cool saying concern in particular the statistics run rate and sexual assaults are up by ten percent now the countries that have been pinpointed as a particular areas of concern especially in turkey enjoys all countries popular with young holidaymakers all countries renowned for their very busy nightlife now it has to be said the brits do tend to have a bit of a reputation of course and out the whole continues to be a major factor in many of the problems that i think we are as a nation quiet cooling approach especially for you you often see brits completely
drunk out of their heads. yeah alcohol is the biggest bank to earn income most of the nineteen thousand people so consular assistance thing a lot of it's going to be youngsters getting drunk a lot of it a lot of it and so the foreign and commonwealth office reminding travelers once again to keep safe. well max and stacey are here in just a couple of minutes with the latest edition of the kaiser report to stay with us. while revolutions in the middle east should get a great deal of coverage what you don't mix a lot of sense revolutions or exciting t.v.
peaceful protests or nice but footage of molotov cocktails flying and crazed crowds of local middle easterners really grab attention so there's a logical natural reason why some protest movements get a lot of coverage in the mainstream media well others kind of adult please forgive me for being conspiratorial but there is one revolution going down which does have all the exciting visuals of the arab spring but just doesn't get any of the mainstream coverage in fact unarmed people in this country recently stormed the parliament trapping ministers and lawmakers with that they held them down for eight hours demanding the government resign until police with shields smash their way through creating a narrow corridor through which the officials could escape now that sounds like exciting and visual news but why did you hear about it all over the mainstream press that's because it didn't happen in libya or egypt or any other exotic country but in good old boag area right in the e.u. where u.s. and e.u. interests are best served by the status quo being maintained there is no need to hype up an intervention or kinetic action in bulgaria the only time you ever hear
about the need for a crackdown in bulgaria is when a government there actually started working in bulgaria own interests and not the us use desires but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report i'm max keyser now according to the guardian newspaper a former manager at the royal bank of scotland impersonated a bunch rater at the bank after losing his job and its property service division yez k k o printed business cards describing himself as a bond salesman with which he attended internal meetings and met customers also in the u.k. this week mark carney attended a press conference where he impersonated a bunch of mater by offering to buy more gilts should unemployment rise he also did
an impression of a property speculator when he promised to keep rates low at least until twenty seventeen let's all talk about it more in depth with stacey stacey yes max we've seen quite a lot of impersonating happening in the headlines this week and of course yes mark carney earlier this week he was speaking to the press and twitter reacts is carney a banker or a lawyer so he introduced so many escape clauses to his forward guidance some people asking whether or not he was indeed a lawyer but feisal islam also tweeted this chart and he says here is the boom in the u.k. as you see this is production to manufacture that little tiny blip at the end he says mark carney must think we're all both carers. hope i like that name kick i hope mark carney is a hope. for the bankers who pimp him out to go before the people in the fine go.